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Eastern Algarve Roman History Tour


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ProductID: 1380

Type: Full Day Tour Private

Country: Portugal

Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions

Region: Algarve

Group Size: 2 to 8 People

Start City: Faro

Duration: Full-Day (Duration: 07h00 approx.)

Eastern Algarve Roman History Tour
The Romans showed in the whole for a deep transformation of living. In this circuit we will see: The famous existent Roman tiles in the Museum of Faro. Tavira has Roman tracks where we'll visit the XI century castle, the Church of Santa Maria and the old quarter. Cerro da Vila was one of the chosen areas for Romans settlement, due to the privileged location in the margins of a lagoon with easy connection to the sea, which allowed sheltering the ships in the continuation of the different stages of their commercial routes. The Romans give a new pulse to the economics activities developing the salt fish industry, the agriculture and the mine exploration of the copper and iron.

Day by Day Itinerary:
Full-Day (Duration: 07h00 approx.)

DAY 1:
- 09:00AM: Your chauffeur-guide will pick you up from your hotel in the Algarve
- Begin by visiting ruins of a Roman settlement in Cerro da Villa, near Vilamoura. Learn how, during the Roman Empire, the harbour was a hub of commercial and trading activity. Next stop is the Roman Museum in Loulé. Peruse Roman artefacts before taking some free time for lunch. Continue on to Faro, to amble around Vila Adentro, the oldest part of the city. View significant monuments, including the Sé Cathedral, the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assunção, and the Repouso Arc. Venture into Museum of Faro to view authentic Roman tiles. The last stop is Tavira, famed for its stunning architecture. Cross the ancient Roman bridge and retreat to the parish church to observe a variety of art pieces and architectural styles. Then, trace Roman tracks through Tavira's oldest quarter to the 11th-century castle, and the Church of Santa Maria.


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